Thursday, August 6, 2009

catching up

It's appalling how bad a blogger I've been lately. My apologies. I'm going to try catch up real quick and then will hopefully get better since I'm switching to a part time schedule. Yeah! Forgive the bullets, real posts will follow.

- I'm still having a bit of a hard time with my SIL's pregnancy. Mostly I'm just jealous of how naive they are. They went with us to pick up a new umbrella stroller and bought a cute onesie on a whim. I never would have been able to do that at 14 weeks and it makes me sad.

- I went through a really bad patch with my dad. And it was something I wanted to blog out and I'm a little upset that I never got around to it. It's semi-resolved now but there are still some things rolling around my head that I might get out at some point.

- I'm moving to a 3 day a week schedule in September and I can NOT wait. I'm already getting some shit for it from my boss, which is surprising since it was her idea, but I don't care. I'm hoping it is going to help me find the right balance.

- Speaking of balance, I think whoever came up with the whole work/life balance thing should be shot. I have decided there is no such thing. So, what I've decided to do is just make sure I'm in the moment. Wherever I am, whether it be work or home, will get 100% of me. Now with work, that's sometimes a stretch. But I am getting much better about it at home. (this is also another reason I've been a bad blogger)

- And speaking of people who should be shot, whoever said "9 months on, 9 months off" deserves to be dragged out back and beaten down. Enough said on that one

- Somehow, my little Sweetness is about to turn one. I am in complete shock.

And since I still haven't started on her baby book, below is a list of some of the things she's doing that I will someday include in a baby book when I get off my fat, lazy butt. Feel free to skip it all

- took 2 unassisted steps today! I wish I could say it was towards me, but no, it was to my cell phone
- master crawler, always making a beeline for the cat or his water bowl
- cruising like crazy
- waves bye bye
- gives the bestest, most sloppiest kisses all the time. Just started kissing herself in the mirror
- is in the process of cutting her top two teeth
- has the world's sweetest, cutest giggle I've ever heard
- just developed a love for a stuffed animal, dragging her 'kanga' around wherever she goes

That's all for now. Off to catch up with you all, my reader is out of control right now


Jen said...

Oh, no, the water bowl, I hadn't thought about that yet.

I'm glad that you are going to a three day a week schedule! That will be nice. :)

K @ ourboxofrain said...

Welcome back!

We do not have a cat but the dog is constantly getting chased these days. Poor Buddy. At least Harry sometimes throws toys for him to offset the tail pulling and not-so-gentle-petting.

I'm jealous of your upcoming three day a week schedule. I'm currently four and may have to go back to five in September. I too am having a hard time with the balance and resent every minute that I am at work these days, which is bad, since I earn most of our income. Ick.

JJ said...

Great to see your post--and dont feel bad, Im behind on all things baby-book!

And Im glad you can go to a 3 day a week schedule-its a constant battle to find a balance.

battynurse said...

Good to hear from you. I hope you enjoy the part time schedule and it goes well.

Fertilized said...

Oh your Sweetness! Yes - water bowls .. Yes... I am generally just behind at everything I do - The balance of Life is rough!

Good luck with the new schedule